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Waste time, act foolishly, as in Stop crapping around and get to work. This usage derives from crap in the sense of “defecate.” [Vulgar slang; 1930s”

2

Trifle with, as in It's time that we all stopped crapping around with the environment. [Vulgar slang; 1940s]

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